Upcoming Events


12-2 PM, PL-4005 Faculty Center for Excellence


How to Put FAR Together

September 25, 2019 (Wednesday)  (for faculty on Monday/Wednesday schedule)

September 26, 2019 (Thursday)       (for faculty on Tuesday/Thursday schedule)

Presenters:  Kathryn Ervin, Kathie Pelletier, Mary Texeira, Barbara Sirotnik, Josephine Mendoza

Prepare your first evaluation at CSUSB by learning how to put together a Faculty Activities Report (FAR).  You will receive advice on format and organization, and how best to present your contributions and activities in ALL THREE AREAS:  Teaching, Research/Scholarly/Creative Contributions; and Service.


How to Submit FAR Using Interfolio

October 2, 2019 (Wednesday)  (for faculty on Monday/Wednesday schedule)

October 3, 2019  (Thursday)       (for faculty on Tuesday/Thursday schedule)

Presenters:  Mihaela Popescu, Faculty Director, ATI &  Rosalinda Torres, Faculty Affairs & Development

        An online overview of the online interface followed by Q&A.  There will also be a brief discussion of digital tools to help you organize your materials.  Please bring laptop or tablet.


How To Start My Research

October 16, 2019 (Wednesday)  (for faculty on Monday/Wednesday schedule)

October 17, 2019  (Thursday)      (for faculty on Tuesday/Thursday schedule)

Facilitator:  Cynthia Crawford

The panel discussion "How to start my research" will include faculty members who will share their 

practical tips and lessons learned from advancing their own research agenda at CSUSB.

Each CSUSB College will have at least one faculty member participating in the panel.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session, which will also include representatives from the Offices of Academic Research, Research Development and Student Research.


 How Students Learn: Part 2

 October 23, 2019 (Wednesday)  (for faculty on Monday/Wednesday schedule)

 October 24, 2019  (Thursday)      (for faculty on Tuesday/Thursday schedule)

 Facilitators:   Carol Hood, Sara Callori, Jo Anna Grant

In this workshop, we will look at how, when, and why determine students’ prior knowledge.


Integrating Accessibility Best Practices for Instructional Materials

October 30, 2019 (Wed)

Presenters: Leon McNaught, Accessible Technology Coordintor &

                     Christine Fundell, Digital Content Accessibility Specialist

This workshop will cover document accessibility in PDF/Word/PowerPoint, captioning videos, BlackBoard Ally and  accessible syllabus.


How to Write a Successful Intramural Grant Proposal

 November 6, 2019 (Wednesday)  (for faculty on Monday/Wednesday schedule)

 November 7, 2019  (Thursday)      (for faculty on Tuesday/Thursday schedule)

 Facilitator:  Cynthia Crawford


November 13, 2019 (Wednesday)

      Ombuds Services, 12 – 1 PM

       Presenter:  Twillea Evans-Carthen, University Ombuds Officer

       Faculty will learn the difference between the University Ombuds Program, Collective Bargaining Agreement and     Faculty Affairs Development.  Also, faculty will be provided with a Visitation Request Form to use to submit requests for the University Ombuds Officer & Director of Ombuds Services to visit classes to educate students too. 

      First Year/First Gen Experience, 1 – 2 PM

       Presenter:  Ashley Watterson, Orientation & First Year Experience


Open Educational Resources (OER) for Faculty  

November 14, 2019 (Thursday

Presenter:  Lisa Bartle, Librarian, Collection Development, Acquisitions & Receiving

Librarian Lisa Bartle presents the best resources for finding affordable learning solutions and open educational resources as alternatives to standard, over-priced textbooks.      


How Students Learn: Part 3

November 20/21, 2019 (Wed/Thurs)

Facilitators:   Carol Hood, Sara Callori, Jo Anna Grant

This workshop will look at why student metacognition is so important to the student's learning cycle and how to incorporate it into your teaching plans.


Lunch with the Provost

December 5, 2019